About the project
Key industry and public sector players have joined forces to fund and deliver the World's largest demonstration of hydrogen fuel cell buses in Aberdeen, realising an aspiration to become a world-leading city for low carbon technology.
The Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project is made up of two separate European funded projects, High Vlo City, which funds 4 buses and HyTransit which funds 6 buses, both of which are supported by the Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking (FCHJU).
The project, which has backing from public and private sector organisations from the UK and Europe, will deliver a hydrogen infrastructure in Aberdeen, including:
- Production of hydrogen from a 1MW electrolyser - supplied by Hydrogenics
- Establishing a state-of-the-art hydrogen refuelling station, Scotland's first commercial-scale hydrogen production and bus refuelling station that will include hydrogen production through electrolysis
- Deployment of a fleet of 10 hydrogen buses, to be operated by First Group and Stagecoach.
- The development of a hydrogen safe maintenance facility, within an operational fleet maintenance depot
The buses will only emit water vapour, reducing carbon emissions and air pollution, as well as being quieter and smoother to run.
Building on Aberdeen's world wide reputation in the energy industry, this project will enable the development and deployment of hydrogen infrastructure. This work will open the way for new and innovative hydrogen technology projects and accelerate the commercial use of hydrogen as a fuel, offering green transport solutions.
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The H2 Aberdeen initiative was recently shortlisted for Low Carbon Road Transport Initiative of the Year at the Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership Awards. Unfortunately we didn't win but we did receive a highly commended!